GRACE HALE received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Colorado College and is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Composition at University of Michigan and a Professional Certificate in Music Production from Berklee Online. She attended music programs at Interlochen, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Boston Conservatory, New York University/ASCAP, California Summer Music at Sonoma State University, Curtis Institute of Music, Snow Pond Music Festival, the International Summer Academy of Music in Germany, LunARTS Festival, and in Noosa, Australia, where she joined her professor Ofer Ben-Amots for her second time at the International Summer Academy of Music.
Grace studied composition under Jim Stephenson, Marti Epstein, David Tcimpidis, David Ludwig, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Alyssa Weinberg, Rob Deemer, Shinuh Lee, Jenni Brandon, Richard Nelson, Edward Jacobs, John Murphree, Jan Jirasek, and Ofer Ben-Amots. She also had the privilege of having her music performed by ensembles such as The Portland Chamber Orchestra, The Walla Walla Symphony Orchestra, andPlay, Worcester Chamber Music Society, and Transient Canvas. In 2019, Hale was recognized as a first prize contestant of the Rocky Mountain Brassworks Competition. Hale’s latest projects include arranging a Rodgers & Hammerstein Medley for two piano eight hands. Hale is also preparing six compositions for international premiers at Composing Noosa in Australia.